Friday, March 1
Morrissey and Patti Smith
The Staples Center has been making headlines by going all-vegetarian for Morrissey's March 1 visit, a request that even Paul McCartney has been denied in the past. A meat-free Staples deserves mention, but it still doesn't impress more than t ... More >>
Max MeuleveldRoy AyersSee Also:*Thundercat Emerges With His Debut, Co-produced by Flying Lotus
Homage: Roy Ayers, J. Rocc, Thundercat
Better than...Organizing my vinyl collection.
In the break between Roy Ayers' two sets at Exchange LA last night, KCRW DJ Garth Trinida ... More >>
Lainna FaderGaslamp KillerPeanut Butter Wolf, Gaslamp Killer, Jason Bentley, Hyasynth and others
Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
Since 2006, Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf has specialized in numerically-aligned calendar day parties. Last night's party, which went f ... More >>
J.Rocc at the Do-OverOne of Cali's finest, the world famous J. Rocc, drops his double album, Some Cold Rock Stuf, tomorrow on similarly solid label Stones Throw. Because he's as nice in real life as on the turntables, he gave us an exclusive mix in anticipation of the release.
One of the or ... More >>
Rafael CardenasFlocks of vinyl junkies filled the Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown on Sunday and transformed the indoor/outdoor space into the Beat Swap Meet, a treasure-trove for record collectors.
Sunday marked two years since the start of the 12-inch and 7-inch record celebration and fe ... More >>
Pitchfork.tv is currently running a pretty interesting short documentary about Stones Throw Records' recent sojourn to Toronto for a showcase, and if you're a fan of any of their artists, it's a good chance to watch them all record shopping. The best part is watching MF Doom browsing the racks wit ... More >>
Cut Chemist leads labOn Saturday, historic L.A. hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl will host the second installment of its all-star DJ workshop series at its recently opened Hollywood retail/gallery space Freak City. January's inaugural session featured Fat Lip of The Pharcyde alongside a lesser-k ... More >>
Job seekers: BE A DJ. Easy money: drop a few tunes, get a few cheap drinks, some blow, hang around ladies, men, threesomes, do more blow, drop another song. Bingo, you're famous, and no longer jobless.
Saturday afternoon Delicious Vinyl in Hollywood is hosting a free DJ workshop. You can l ... More >>
DOOM, plotting.This city may not have a lot of love for the Long Island rapper known as Metal Fingerz DOOM at the moment. The notorious hip-hop villain pulled another bait-and-switch in late November, sending his goons to lip-sync in his stead for an advertised appearance at the Grand Star in ... More >>
In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community (artists and labels, indie or other), believing that good m ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it was only half a year ago that Nosaj Thing's fantastic Drift came into our world. That record not only feels like an archetypal example of the kind of electronic ingenuity pouring out of the local Beat Music scene, but we've been playing it enough to know it like we know ... More >>